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to the latest chaos from martha's vineyard. >> while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. this morning, we notified the egyptian government that we are counseling our biannual joint military exercise, which was scheduled for next month. going forward, i've asked my national security team to assess the implications of the actions taken by the interim government and further steps that we may take as necessary. >> left unsaid, any mention of the united states' $1.5 billion in annual aid. joining us now is amen mow ha dean, nbc news' foreign correspondent live for us in cairo. the horrifying death toll in a single day continues to rise. can you give us the latest grim details? and also can you tell us whether citizens are obeying the curfew that's in force or are they heeding the call of the muslim brotherhood to come out and continue protesting? >> reporter: sure. we'll start with the second question. the curfew has gone into effect. the curfew imp
in. our white house correspondent dan lothian is in martha's vineyard where the first family is on vacation. dan, why did president obama decide to take this step this week? he canceled joint military exercises between the u.s. and the egyptian military. >> reporter: that's right. he did, brianna. and the main reason is because of the escalating violence on the ground in egypt which you have just been talking about. the president condemning that violence, condemning the actions of the interim military government there and the security forces, but also there's been this sort of level of frustration within the obama administration at the slow pace of the transition from this military interim government to a democratically elected civilian government. the obama administration, at least officials within the administration, had been discussing this as an option. in fact, back in june at the time that the administration decided to delay the delivery of those f-16s, it was brought up as an option to pull out of these biannual exercises known as bright star, but it was only on wednes
's kristin welker in martha's vineyard, nbc's michelle kosinski in cairo. i want to get a sense how closely we know the president is following this back and forth over the plan he introduced on friday. already we noted senior republicans are criticizing him, warning his plan could account an actually slow anti-terrorism efforts. >> as you mentioned, this is a working vacation. his national security adviser susan rice is here with him on martha's vineyard. he's getting briefed regularly on a whole host of topics. including, you would have to assume, the ongoing debate about his government surveillance programs. as you point out, republicans -- they really went after the president, arguing that he hasn't done a good job of explaining the program. that is why there are these problems really getting the public on board, and will worry that ultimately it is sort of draining and limiting his ability and the government's ability to fight terrorism. so that is what republicans have been saying. democrats, he's getting some criticism from them as well. some democrats essentially saying that they sti
is vacationing in martha's vineyard. here is part of those remarks. >> that is why we are so concerned by reason -- recent events. we appreciate the complexity of the situation. mohamed morsi was elected president in a democratic election him and his government was not conclusive and did not respect the views of all egyptians. egyptians wereny calling for a change in course. we do not believe force is the way to resolve political differences, after the military's intervention several weeks ago, there remained a chance for reconciliation and an opportunity to pursue a democratic path. instead, we have seen a more dangerous path taken. arbitrary arrests, a broad crackdown on mohamed morsi's associations and supporters, and now tragically, violence has taken the lives of hundreds of people and wounded thousands. the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplorable violence against civilians. we support universal rights to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial law. it den
is dealing with the crisis in egypt while on vacation. the president is in martha's vineyard with his family. today is his last full day off there. he heads back to the white house tomorrow. >>> for generations, we have heard about area 51, the place in nevada that's synonymous in popular culture with government secrecy and ufos. well, it turns out it does exist. as cnn's dan simon shows us, it's been one of the biggest worst kept secrets of the cia. >> reporter: hollywood has long shown an obsession with area 51. >> welcome to earth. >> reporter: from aliens to ufos, it helped fuel a perception that the government has been holding onto top secret information about this remote facility in the nevada desert. until now, it had only really existed in places like "the x files" on television. but newly released cia documents officially acknowledge the site for the first time. annie jacobsen spent several years researching area 51, publishing her findings in a book. >> this has kind of become a national pastime and a great debate, you know, about aliens. and the locuk locus of this is 51. >> if yo
is vacationing on martha's vineyard. dan, what else did the president have to say about egypt? >> reporter: wolf, the president said the cycle of violence needs to stop. he condemned the actions of the military government and announced the u.s. is pulling out of joint exercises, a move that a senior administration official had been discussed as early as june but that the president made up his mind just last night. after a telephone briefing with his national security team on the escalating violence in egypt, president obama emerged from vacation mode in an effort to jolt that country's interim military government off what he called a dangerous path. >> the egyptian people deserve people. >> reporter: cancelling bright star, a long time joint biannual military exercise set for next month. >> our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> reporter: this stepped up pressure comes amid calls to suspend the $1.3 billion in annual u.s. military aid to egypt, something that would be virtually automatic if the whit
none other than nsa leaker edward snowden. white house correspondent dan lothian is live from martha's vineyard this morning. dan, sounds like there are more big questions for the administration today. >> reporter: that's right, certainly more big questions, kate. you know "the washington post" revealing in this report that the lechl of detail and analysis they uncovered is usually more than typically shared with member of congress or the fisa court that oversees the nation's surveillance programs. >> a general impression has i think taken hold not only among the american public but also around the world that somehow we're out there willy-nilly. >> reporter: that was president obama just days ago assuring the american public that the national security agency was not breaching the trust of its citizens. but a new report out today by "the washington post" may raise new concerns. after combing through the trove of documents leaked by former nsa analyst edward snowden "the post" reports the nsa has broken privacy rules thousands of times each year since 2008. "the post" says most of the
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